""[This book] breaks new interdisciplinary theoretical ground for musicologists, for philosophers, for literary narratologists, and for performance/drama theorists While the author is a musicologist by training, she is deeply versed in the philosophical literature and manifestly expert at analytic modes of analysis. [Penner's] discussions of narrative, point of view, performance, and "work" are all enriched by this new interdisciplinary theorizing. Her double focus on both bigpicture issues like these and microanalyses of specific (and well chosen) examples allows the author to address larger issues around the relevance/role of musical theatre and opera today." — Linda Hutcheon, author of A Theory of Adaptation and Opera: The Art of Dying"
""[This book] makes a sustained contribution to interdisciplinarity in the arts: by exploring the intersection between analytic philosophy, literary criticism, theatre studies, and new musicology. Penner builds on existing scholarship/critical studies on opera and musical theatre [and her work] contains a wealth of insights into the repertoire of opera and [musical] theater." — Yayoi Uno Everett, author of Reconfiguring Myth and Narrative in Contemporary Opera"
Yayoi Uno Everett